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Steel city lad putts it right

Local lad Rohit Kumar Bouri seized a one-shot lead at the end of the opening round of the first leg of Tata Steel IGU East Zone Sub-junior Tour at Beldih Golf Course on Tuesday.

Rohit shot a 9-over 81 to emerge the leader in top categories (A and B).

Calcutta’s Hassan Rahman Khandokar, playing in Category B, was placed second overall (82).

Jashan Shah, also from Calcutta, came third at 83 while city-based Bibek Sardar was fourth at 85. Bishwam Ghosh from Calcutta was placed fifth at 86 while his city mate Rohil Chokhany was sixth at 87.

Sharif Khan of Jamshedpur, who topped Category B with a score of 90, was seventh overall.

“I have started well and hope to continue in the same vein during the final round tomorrow (Wednesday). I avoided making any big mistake,” Rohit said.

Calcutta’s Sandeep Kumar Yadav bagged the honours in Category C when he grabbed a seven-stroke lead over city mate Rajib Ali. The former signed off with a score of 84 while Abhikank Basu, also from Calcutta, was third at 99.

Calcutta-based Kushal Bagrodia was leading in Category D with a total of 91.

In the eves’ categories, Jamshedpur lass Vanika Badshah and Calcutta’s Sara Muthedath topped in B and C divisions with a total of 92 and 110, respectively.

Local girl Tanisha led in Category E, which was played over nine holes.

A total of 49 budding golfers (boys and girls) from Jamshedpur, Calcutta and Patna are taking part in the Tour.

The second leg is scheduled at Golmuri course on April 18-19 while the third will be hosted by Calcutta Golf Club on May 7-8. The fourth leg will be played at Tollygunge Golf Club on June 11-12 before ut shifts to the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on July 2-3 for the fifth.

Tollygunge will again host the sixth leg on July 30-31 while it will return to Golmuri for the seventh on August 6-7.

The final eighth leg will be hosted by the RCGC on September 3-4.